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Funding and Payment Options

Funding & Payment Options

How can I pay for my qualification?

We believe everyone should have access to quality education, which is why we have a range of payment options to choose from.

 

Up-front payment

Available for each of our courses, up-front payment includes all course costs, which are paid in full at the time of enrolment.

You can pay via VISA, MasterCard or a bank deposit.

 

Instalment plan

Also available for each of our courses, your total course costs are calculated and split across a regular number of payments.

Our instalment plans require an initial deposit on enrolment, followed by recurring weekly or fortnightly payments, until the full course costs have been paid. Payment plans starts from $40 per week.

We offer two instalment options:

Rapid payment plan

Deposit + the remainder of course cost to be paid within 4 months.

Payment plan

Deposit + the remainder of course cost to be paid within 8 months.

For more information or to discuss the best payment option for you, contact us on 1300 61 61 97.

 

What finance options and funding is available in my state?

At Foundation Education, we have a number of finance and funding options available to ensure everybody has access to a high quality education, including:

Traineeships 

As a trainee, you will gain valuable, on-the-job experience and a nationally recognised qualification, all while getting paid.

You may have access to Government funding within your state. Funding gives more people access to quality training, and supports business recruitment and retention costs.

To see what funded traineeships are offered in your state, visit our traineeships page.

Smart and Skilled (NSW) - Traineeships

As an approved provider under the Smart and Skilled program in NSW, Foundation Education is helping people gain the skills needed to secure work and advance their careers with a range of industry-specific qualifications.

What this means is that the NSW Government will subsidise a portion of your course fees which, on average, is between 55-90% of the total cost of your course.

For a list of courses available in your area and to check your eligibility, visit the Smart and Skilled page. 

 

Certificate 3 Guarantee

The Certificate 3 Guarantee program helps support eligible students to complete their first post-school certificate III level qualification.
If your course is eligible, the Queensland Government will pay the subsidy directly to Foundation Education. The level of the government subsidy varies depending on the demand for skilled workers in each industry. You will be required to contribute to the costs of your training through a co-contribution fee, the details of which can be found below.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee you must meet the following criteria:
  • Not hold or be currently enrolled in a certificate III or higher level qualification (does not include qualifications completed in secondary school)
  • Be 15 years or older
  • Have completed or left secondary school
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident residing in Queensland, or a New Zealand citizen permanently residing in Queensland.

For more information on the program, please read the fact sheet, and check the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training website.

 

Fee-Free Training for Year 12 Graduates

The Fee-Free Training for Year 12 Graduates program, under the Certificate III Guarantee program, helps support eligible students to complete their first post-school certificate III level qualification.
Fee-Free Training for Year 12 Graduates is available through two Queensland Government training investment programs: the Certificate 3 Guarantee and User Choice. It is available to a select range of high priority qualifications that will develop the skills most needed by employers and the Queensland economy.

Under this initiative the Queensland Government will cover the full cost of training for eligible qualifications. This means eligible students will not be required to contribute to their training fees.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the program, you must meet the following criteria:
  • Have completed Year 12 in Queensland and hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority or equivalent certification
  • Enrol and start an apprenticeship, traineeship or training with an approved training provider in a high priority qualification by 31 December the year after graduating (e.g. 2018 graduates have to start by 31 December 2019)
  • Permanently reside in Queensland.

Eligibility rules also apply for apprenticeships and traineeships.

For more information on the program, please read the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training website.

 

Higher Level Skills

The Higher Level Skills (HLS) program provides a government subsidy to support eligible students to access subsidised training in priority skill sets and selected certificate IV or higher qualifications.
If your course is eligible, the Queensland Government will pay the subsidy directly to Doundation Education. The level of the government subsidy varies depending on the demand for skilled workers in each industry. You will be required to contribute to the costs of your training through a co-contribution fee, the details of which can be found below.

HLS Eligibility

To be eligible for the HLS subsidised training, you must meet the following criteria:
  • Not hold or be currently enrolled in a certificate IV or higher level qualification (does not include qualifications completed in secondary school)
  • Be 15 years or older
  • Have completed or left secondary school
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident residing in Queensland, or a New Zealand citizen permanently residing in Queensland.

Other restrictions may apply to some programs, so please read the fact sheet, and check the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training website.

 

User Choice

The User Choice 2017-20 program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees. The program aims to provide funding aligned to the skills needs of industry and respond to changing government priorities.
The program provides the flexibility for apprentices, trainees and their employers to select a preferred registered training organisation (RTO) from a list of pre-qualified suppliers (PQS) for the delivery of accredited training to meet their specific needs.

Usually students are required to pay a co-contribution fee. In some cases though, an RTO may provide either a partial or full exemption for a student in respect to the co-contribution fee. School-based apprentices and traineers are not required to pay a co-contribution fee while they are still at school, but may be required to pay fees once their training contract has been converted to full time or part time post school.

User Choice Eligibility

To be eligible for the HLS subsidised training, you must meet the following criteria:
  • have entered into a training contract for a qualification that is funded by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT)
  • be registered in DESBT's registration system DELTA
  • the contract commencement date or recommencement date must be on or after 1 July 2010
  • the training provider selected to deliver the training must hold a pre-qualified supplier (PQS) status for the nominated qualification.

Other restrictions may apply to some programs, so please read the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training website for more information.

 

ACT Skilled Capital

Skilled Capital is an ACT Government funded training initiative. Skilled Capital offers a comprehensive range of services to provide Canberrans the support they need to complete the training that is right for them. Skilled Capital will improve access to high-quality training in areas of skills needs and maximise improved employment opportunities for students.

Skilled Capital provides subsidised training in a selection of qualifications from the ACT Skills Needs List, as well as a selection of Certificate II pathway qualifications that may lead to further training at a higher level. This means that through Skilled Capital students will undertake training in an area that has been identified as a skills need in the ACT. This will improve students employment opportunities and/or lead to further training options once the students have completed their qualification.

Foundation Education is approved by the ACT Government to provide training for Skilled Capital qualifications. Please see further information on the Skilled Capital website.

Student Eligibility

To be eligible for Skilled Capital, you must, at the time of enrolment, be:

  • an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or New Zealand passport holder resident for more than 6 months, or
  • an eligible visa holder, and
  • living or working in the ACT, and
  • at least 15 years of age, and
  • not enrolled in or attending secondary school or college except where the student:
    • is undertaking a course of study leading to completion of year 12 in an alternative program, or
    • has an Exemption Certificate and the selected Skilled Capital qualification is an approved Australian School-based Apprenticeship pathway.

In addition to the above, to be eligible for a certificate II level Skilled Capital qualification, your training provider must have evidence to demonstrate that a certificate II qualification is a justifiable learning pathway for you.

Previous education and training will not impact your eligibility for Certificate III qualifications and above. However, you cannot be funded for a qualification you have completed within the last 7 years. Also, you can only be subsidised for 1 Skilled Capital qualification at a time.

If you are not eligible for Skilled Capital or are seeking a different training pathway refer to the Australian Apprenticeships page.

Qualifications offered by Foundation Education under Skilled Capital

If a person is eligible for funding under Skilled Capital, the ACT Government will subsidise the costs of their accredited training, although a student contribution fee will be required. Places are strictly limited. The following student contribution fees will apply from the 21/02/2019 – 30/06/2019 or until places run out. Once funding has run out the fees will be calculated at the Fee-For-Service rate.

Code

Qualification Title

Tuition Fee

BSB20115

Certificate II in Business

$150

BSB30415

Certificate III in Business Administration

$490

CHC30213

Certificate III in Education Support

$490

CHC50113

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

$400

HLT43015

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

$490

SIT30616

Certificate III in Hospitality

$490

SIT40416

Certificate IV in Hospitality

$490

Fee concessions

If you hold a current Health Care Card or Pension Card or can prove genuine hardship you may be eligible for a concession or exemption on your training fees.

If you would like to apply for a concession or exemption please advise us at your enrolment. You will need to provide us with a copy of your Health Care Card or Pension Card.

Completion Payment for ACT Skilled Capital

Students who successfully complete their qualification may be eligible for a completion payment made by the ACT directorate. A completion payment will be paid directly to the student upon completion of the qualification and a survey. The completion payment is:

  • $300 for each qualification
  • $100 for each Skill set

Students may be eligible to receive the completion payment for up to one (1) year after the date deemed competent, provided up to date email and bank account details are confirmed. The student must lodge their bank details via the AVETARS student portal

 

 

Applications

To discuss your eligibility and the application process for any of these options, email us or speak to a Careers Advisor on 1300 61 61 97.

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